Central supports student success with a community of professionals as well as the academic and technological resources you will find here.
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Each student is assigned an academic advisor (usually a faculty member) to discuss vocational direction and academic progress. Check out your student tab in Populi for the listing of your advisor, or the My Courses tab in Populi.
The library provides physical and electronic resources to aid students in their projects and research. Click here to learn more about the library.
If you need a library card or student ID, please fill out this form.
The seminary makes every effort to accommodate the needs of persons with a disability. Students whose disability requires extra consideration or assistance should contact the Dean’s office. Further information can be found in the student handbook.
Dr. Sheryl Stewart, Director of Language Development and Curriculum Implementation, assists students in improving their writing skills. Please contact her for an appointment to discuss a paper, reading strategies, or any other language issues.
We rely on words so much. We believe that God spoke words of creation and revelation in the past and speaks them today as well. We know when a speaker has used the power of the word effectively… and when that has not happened.
Those same words can become obstacles when not understood or used well. Whether it is the sheer volume of reading that must be completed or a paper that must communicate your ideas in combination with the ideas of others before you, writing and reading can become quite challenging, especially at high academic levels.
The Language Development Center is devoted to helping students read efficiently, write effectively, and improve language skills as needed to do well in seminary classes. We also have links to resources that may make your reading and writing life easier to manage that can be found through Moodle.
A student’s mental and emotional health is an important part of their ability to succeed in their studies and complete a program of study. You may have a time as a student that calls for a trained professional who can listen and assist during a difficult time. While Central does not have professional counselors on staff, we want to make sure you have the resources to help you find what you need. Visit our Counseling Resources page for important information and links to connect you to the right person who can help.
Requests for official transcripts are fulfilled through the Registrar’s Office. Click here to complete the request form. Unofficial transcripts can be accessed through student accounts in Populi.
[What we learn] at Central is very relevant to ministry work I do today. I didn’t have to wait to graduate until I implement what I was learning.
Current Student, MDiv
Students are encouraged to have our own opinion. We are allowed to have our own understanding. And we are trained to find sources to support that opinion.
2015, MDiv - Korean program
From day one I meshed with people in my class. We developed a relationship and trust. And with my instructors…were authentic and vulnerable, and they were so welcoming.
Current Student, MDiv
While it’s important for me to understand [theology] academically, Central did a great job of helping me to then translate my academic understanding to pastoral communication for the congregation.
I believe that the work Central does to keep down costs is a huge part of their faithful service to the Church. Most of us will not get rich as pastors. When we graduate from seminary without huge debt, we can more easily focus on the ministries to which we are called.